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to address a situation that has become a talking point in this community. >> jennifer livingston has been delivering the news in wisconsin for 15 years. on tuesday she became the story. during wkbt's morning broadcast she responded to a viewer's e-mail criticizing her weight and calling her a bad role model for young girls. it reads in part i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston received the e-mail on friday. it went viral when her husband also an anchor at the station posted it to his facebook page. on tuesday's broadcast she thanked her supporters and then took on her detractors. >> attacks like this are not okay. the truth is, i am overweight. you can call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that? >> livingston then used the situation to draw attention to bullying. >> if you are at home and you were
's a bad role model. jennifer livingston's comments are going viral. getting a huge response online. >> we'll ask her why she spoke out like this, something she's never done in her 15 year career. you're watching cbs "this morning." we'll have more. >>> krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 a.m. morning mornin welcome to cbs "this morning." a news anchor goes on air and tells a viewer you have no right to critique my weight. >> and we follow a shark that was tagged. >> and here's what we've been covering here o
children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. >> this clip of jennifer livingston's response has now gone viral. livingston was on "cbs this morning" and she says she has battled with her weight since having three girls. she says the email calling on her to lose weight was her fault. >> that email was well written. it was articulate. but make no mistake about it, it was meant to hurt my feelings. it was meant to shame me into losing weight. and in my opinion, that's a bully. >> livingston says she is very surprised by the reaction her on air editorial sparkeds across the country. as for the man who wrote the email, he stands by his comments. >> he sent another email and said, listen, i'll help you lose the weight. whatever you need. >> he is getting e-mails, too. >> well, fan or not, people can't stop talking about the oakland as. you just saw roberta there. >> the big sweep needed to clinch the division title is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, coming up tonight at five: e pressure to be thin -- we st >>> it's time for this week's best buys, eat fresh, stay
. >> jennifer livingston of our cbs affiliate wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin, went on air tuesday with this message to your viewers. >> i want to take a moment to address a situation that has become a talking point especially on facebook that centers around me. on friday i received the following e-mail from a lacrosse man with a subject line "community responsibility." it reads as follows. hi, jennifer. it's unusual that i see your morning show but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. now, those of us in the media, we get a healthy dose of critiques from our viewers throughout the year, and we realize that it comes from having a job in the public eye,
weight and appearance on tv. >> her name is jennifer livingston. and she took to the airwaves with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking today. >> you don't know me. and i am much more than a number on a scale. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> livingston also points out that october is national anti- bullying month. >> and we have been asking you this morning what do you think about the anchor's response to that viewer's critical email. let's go to twitter. and on facebook - susan wro: excellent message! hat's ofo jennifer! you can share your thoughts on facebook twitter or e-mail us at mors at cbs 5 dot com. >> you can share your thoughts, too, at facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. we were talking about the story this morning. >> of course we get lots of comments on you guys. very well aware of that. the things we say or mistakenly say and boy we're held accountable that's for sure. >>> around the bay area today we have sunsh
criticizing her weight and appearance on tv. >> her name is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves in wisconsin with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that you're cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> well, livingston goes on to talk about the issue of bullying as well so we would like to know, what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? did she go too far? should she have kept it between herself and the emailer? give us your comments on facebook, twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> if there are parents saying look at that news anchor, she is overweight, kids may go to school and say things to other kids. it's break the cycle. >> this gal has been on the air in lacrosse, wisconsin, for
is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> you don't know me. and i am much more than a number on a scale. do not let yourself worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. and here is where i want... >> livingston points out that october is national anti- bullying month. so we have been asking what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? you can share your thoughts on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. her response was a few minutes long. but she also said that the concern is if you have parents at home criticizing somebody who is overweight on tv, then that translate to the kid, the kids go to school and start criticizing too and it's a vicious cycle of bullying so she wants it to stop but that viewer who sent in that email is still not backing down >> no. they came become with another email i believe. so good for her for taking a stance. hopefully shedding some light on bullying, as
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